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A friend of mine pointed out, that it was smart to end my trip in Berlin. Back in Germany, home again - but not quite yet. I'm happy to be here, visiting family and friends (finally having a washing machine again) and grateful to finish my journey as it started: with Jivamukti Yoga. But I am also a bit "nervous". Because yoga wasn't exactly a focus while I was travelling and I did far less of it than I had imagined. So after three months I'm stiff and sluggish and maybe not the best example for yoga - right?! NO! Because what I always tell my students also applies to me: just show up. So here I am @soukofrima_ , @downdogberlin & @danasertel (but please be gentle... 😉). 🧘🏽‍♀️ #walkyourtalk #alwaysastudent #jivamukti #jivamuktiyoga #immersion #friendships #peaceyogaberlin #backonthemat #hellosoremuscles #bekindtoyourself #dontjudge #yoga #meditation #travel #home #berlin #hamburg #yogi #yogateacher

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After a week in Kyoto (and it's surroundings) I realized that I am more the Kyoto than the Tokyo (or Osaka) kinda girl. Of course - mainly because I was in MATCHA heaven here. But also: less people more deers (@Nara), less concrete more green, less sushi more ramen, less noise more zen... and in between: matcha ice cream, matcha donut, matcha tapioca, matcha sweets... and good old matcha tea. Two things that could have been better: less rain towards the end of my trip would have been nice and earlier opening hours of the good cafés (especially with that rain).... but that's really whining on a very high level. Oh... and more trashcans, but I said that already. 😉 🍵 #allaboutmatcha #kyoto #japan #temple #shrine #peace #zen #silence #yoga #matcha #ramen #ryokan #tradition #teaceremony #fishmarket #sleep #noplastic #wastefree #trashcan #matchalove #tapioca #matchaheaven #zengarden #deer #nara #sushi #eatwelltraveloften #labessima #yogateacher #yogi

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Coming from Hawaii, I was totally overwhelmed by Japan. The noise, the people - collapsed above me like a wave. But I just went along with it and had the perfect time in Tokyo. I was surprised that it’s so clean - although they could really put up more trash cans (I ran around with my own trash bag 🙂). I was also amazed at how little English people speak here. Sure... 'hands & feet' worked... but: so much „future“ in this country and so little English - that surprised me. Apart from that Tokyo is probably as you imagine it to be: colorful, loud, crazy, bright, crowded - and just great. 👘 #tokyo #japan #crazy #colorful #loud #bright #beautiful #sushi #udon #matcha #tapioca #love #crowded #travel #skyscraper #sunset #typhoon #taifun #kleinersturm #labessima #lovestotravel #yogateacherontheroad #digitalartmuseum #teamlab #waves #borderless #flowers #somuchfun

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Here you see one of the rare Hawaii moments where I wore „real shoes“. Otherwise, the 50th state was more ‘sand in my hair, don't care, barefoot kind of weeks’. 🌴 One should think, now that I can remove Hawaii from my bucket list, it is slowly getting shorter... but quite the opposite. I discovered that I love to hike (who would have thought) and would like to do this more often (does anyone know really nice hiking shoes? Otherwise I stick to my sneakers 😉). I also fell in love with kitesurfing - just by watching, which is why it’s now on my bucket list too (someone who wants to teach me?). Then I'd like a Jeep (does a kite fit into it?), because it's just fun to drive, would really like to get a lei (flower chain) as a present and also learn to hula dance. But for now I'll remove Japan from my bucketlist... or at least try to. 🌺 #hawaii #hawaiilife #love #aloha #kauai #oahu #waikiki #honolulu #beach #mountains #hike #musubi #yoga #sandinmyhair #barefoot #sneakers #mahalo #travellife #nextstop #japan #wanderlust #tokyohereicome

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Not being online is not as easy as I had imagined it to be. I just didn't feel like posting any stories on Instagram and/or WhatsApp for a few weeks... but if you (me ☺) are normally rather active social media wise, there are quite a few messages with the ‘everything okay?’ question. And what can I say: everything is more than ok! Oh… and San Francisco was awesome by the way. Now off to Hawaii. 🌺 #california #offline #degitaldetox #kindof #travel #beinthemoment #sanfrancisco #sanfran #sf #goldengatebridge #goldengate #katamaran #lovemytrip #labessima #yogateacher #yogalove #hawaii

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You could leave Los Angeles in the morning and arrive in San Francisco the same evening. If you really wanted to. But you could also take two weeks to do the same journey if you slowed things down a bit, took your time to take photos and explore different places, find delicious coffee, eat well (more or less 😉), finally find time to read books again, enjoy the sea, the surroundings - and your life. Someone once said, ‘there are no shortcuts to any place worth going’ - so right now, I’m listening to that. 🚙 #highway1 #highwayone #california #roadtrip #usa #coast #beach #pacificcoast #pacificcoasthighway #bigsur #hwy1 #carmelbythesea #monterey #siliconvalley #paloalto #stilldoingyoga #yoga #yogateacher #yogalife #yogabythesea #yogalove

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I thought: LA will just be a quick stop over. Only to have done it - since this trip is about „firsts“. How little did I know. Wow... this city just blew me away. Obviously: my accommodation in Venice made it easy to fall in love with. But also everything else (except parking) was amazing. Even the traffic didn't bother me. I loved all the parks here, the hiking, @menottis coffee, the ocean, the beaches, the museums and it’s art, the food (ok - a little expensive), the most beautiful yoga studio ever (@jivamukti_yoga_la - in case your were wondering), meeting so many great people (from the homeless to a handsome man from Venezuela to my teacher training friends @luisinaquar & @0rdinaryb0y ). I had the best time here and would have loved to extend my stay more than once... but now I am driving up the coast - and will love that too. PS: Maybe that’s why my nickname is “LaBessima”??? 🤔😂😉 💙 #losangeles #venice #beach #love #art #artdistrictla #downtown #yoga #jivamuktiyoga #jivamukti #yogini #travelgram #instatravel #coffee #la #coffeeaddict #threeshots #labessima #menottis #hollywood #food #matcha #sandeverywhere #barefoot #noshoes #venicebeachskatepark #skateboard

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Puebla has reconciled me a little with México. Cute little city, which I really liked. What I also liked: how much I relaxed here. Of course I did the sightseeing part, met locals, visited the Jivamukti studio and ate delicious food. But I also spent a complete morning in bed and watched series, catched up on some reading, didn't pack my days crazy full and just chilled. Sounds normal for vacations ... but people who know me, well - they know it’s not. But as Pippi Longstocking says so beautifully: and then you also need time, just to sit and look around. 🇲🇽 #puebla #vacation #vacationmode #lazy #relax #yoga #jivamutki #jivamuktipuebla #jivamuktiyoga #travel #justme #butfirstcoffee #threeshots #labessima #mexico #nextstopla #california

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Maybe the only person you know, who is not the biggest fan of Tulum - and the Mercury retrograde. My recap: - even at 40 degrees riding a bike is fun - if the chain doesn’t break or jump off. - the food is amazing here - and they have ice cream with la lechera!!! - police officers here are corrupt and merciless - especially towards non-locals. - seaweed should never be underestimated - neither quantity nor smell. - yoga classes never start and end on time - or get cancelled altogether. - sometimes it doesn’t necessarily take a wonder of the world to leave me speechless. - cenotes are great - period! 🌴 #tulum #tulummexico #beach #sand #food #lalechera #minibennet #ocean #seaweed #algae #noswimming #bike #yoga #cenotes #maya #chichenitza #ekbalam #travel #cancun #carride #yucatan #nature #sun #mexico

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In case @davidoffparfums is looking for a female model - you'll find me in México now. Thanks Costa Rica - I had a blast here, learned so much (@jivamuktiyoga), laughed even more, got to meet so many great people, ate too much overall but ate too little ice cream, fed too many mosquitoes with my blood and saw too few sloths... but what's too much or too little if you're just happy?! Pura Vida!!! 🇨🇷 #puravida #costarica #sanjose #nosara #monteverde #lafortuna #turtles #teachertraining #jivamukti #yoga #yogini #love #life #sun #beach #waterfall #waterfalls #davidoff #newmodel #dontgochasingwaterfalls

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It is a magical place, it was a magical time... but now it’s time to move on! 👋🏽 📷 @gemforbes 😍 #jivamukti #thereisanewteacherintown #yoga #yogatraveller #yogini #yogalove #yogateacher #beachyoga #lovelife #beach #ocean #barefoot #nosara #costarica #jytt2019 #love #sunset

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So this happened this month... and 10.000 mosquito bites (NOT exaggerating @dougwhittaker ). 🧘🏽‍♀️ #jivamukti #teacher #jivamuktiteacher #yoga #yogini #teachertraining #love #costarica #300h #zipline #newfriends #spreadlove #andyoga #yogalife

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Everyone tells me to be humble and grateful - and I am!!! But I am crazy, free and spontaneous too... or even more! 😉 📷@drniklasnoack 🧘🏽‍♀️ #jivamukti #jytt2019 #teachertraining #yoga #costarica #beach #mala #mantrainitiation #mantra #humble #grateful #crazy #free #spontaneous #lovethisjourney #yogateacher #andstudent #always #bluespirit

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Always find time for things that make you feel happy to be alive! Well - ziplining sure did!!! 🍃 #zipline #ziplineadventure #canopytour #costarica #jytt2019 #fly #sun #wind #fun #soooomuchfun #adventure #gopro #alive #dayoff #jivamukti

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Have you ever seen a sunset, you don’t like??? See?!? Me neither!!! 🌄 #puravida #costarica #sunset #dayoff #jivamuktiyoga #jivamukti #jytt2019 #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #yogini #labessima #yogateacher

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Still haven’t discovered sunglasses... but see?! I used to have a dog... and my dad still a moustache! 😉 🐶 #happyfathersday #mydad #mustache #moustache #fathersday #father #dad #beard #dog #idolikedogs #really

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Yeah - that’s what I looked like, before I discovered sunglasses... and my mom still cut my bangs. 😉 ❤️ #happymothersday #mom #mother #mothersday #bestmom #mi #love #lovemymom #bangs #sunglasses #haircut #kindof #trugmanfrueherso

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